The median age at which children begin drinking is 12 ( NIDA, 2002 ). Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21. ( CADCA, 1996)& ( NIAAA, 2002 )
Will you help to change these statistics?
Safe Homes/Safe Parties Campaign
Safe Homes/Safe Parties is a statewide initiative developed by Informed Families and implemented by parents of teens and preteens to ensure that drugs, alcohol and cigarettes will not be permitted at parties held in their homes and discouraged at parties in the community.
Parents take ownership of the program by signing a pledge that states they:
- set guidelines
- not allow underage youth to drink alcoholic beverages or use tobacco or other drugs in our home or place of businiess
- be present at all pre-teen and teenage parties held in their homes to ensure that no drugs, alcohol or tobacco are present
- encourage future drug and alcohol free activities for underage youth
While Safe Homes/Safe Parties is a year-round program, it is most prevalent during the spring months - when school proms and graduation ceremonies occur.
Why we need you? Critical mass is necessary to change a community.
TAKE ACTION. SIGN THE PLEDGE!